‘Catholic School Girls’ on stage at ARTworks
“Catholic School Girls” is produced by Misspent Youth Productions, directed by Gail Westerfield, written by Casey Kurrti and will be in the black box theater at ARTworks March 22 – 24 at 7:30 p.m.; March 25 at 3 p.m.; March 29 – 31 at 7:30 p.m.; April 1 at 3 p.m.
In this satire of Catholic school life in the 1960s, four actresses play the nuns and the first through eighth grade girls at St. George’s School in Yonkers.
An amusing portrait emerges, of girls maturing to the threshold of adolescence as they experience bonds of friendship, reprimands from authority figures, pressures from home, as well as the Beatles, the Addams Family, the Supremes and the election of a Catholic president. Between scenes of the classrooms, monologues give free rein to the students’ decidedly secular ambitions.
The black box theater at ARTworks is in Beaufort Town Center, at 2127 Boundary Street. Tickets are $17 and online at www.ArtWorksInBeaufort.org; Thursdays March 22 & 29 are “Pay What You Can” ($5 minimum.)
Photography class just for beginners
The class “Beginning photography: how to use your camera and take better pictures” with Paul Nurnberg will be held at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center on Boundary Street. Do you want to know what all those symbols and dials do on your digital camera? Do you want to learn how to make your images better than simple snapshots? Then this is the class for you. Mondays April 2, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 6–8 p.m. plus an optional photo field trip to put your new skills to practical use. $200 per student. Register with Paul at 912-429-0189 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
River of Words shows students’ art, poetry
In celebration of national Youth Art Month, ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center is channeling the River of Words, a countywide project of school district students turning science experiments into art. The artist reception, book unveiling and poetry reading is Friday, March 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to view the gallery filled with student art and poetry — be awed by this collection of exceptional student work which reflects the children’s understanding of our local watershed, habitats, and the Port Royal Sound. Peruse the community arts center, and the River of Words, through March 31, Tuesday through Saturday, at 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort SC 29902. www.artworksinbeaufort.org.
St. Helena has free organ performance
Organist Rhonda Sider Edgington, of Holland, Michigan, will give a free performance at the Parish Church of St. Helena (Episcopal), 505 Church Street, on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m.
This will be the first evening organ recital scheduled by the church as part of its Tricentennial Celebration Spring Concert Series. Edgington lived in Bremen, Germany, from 2004 to 2011. She arrived with a Fulbright Scholarship to study the organs and music of North Germany. Throughout her years in Germany, she performed recitals ranging from 17th century organs to German Romantic instruments and modern organs as well.
After living in Bremen, Germany, for seven years, she moved recently with her husband Mark, and children Isaac and Esther to Michigan. There Rhonda is organist at Hope Church and staff accompanist at Hope College.
For more information, contact Pat Gould at email@example.com or 843-522-1712 or visit www.sthelenas1712.org.